[PRESS RELEASE] Datukship Bestowed on Prestigious Local Entrepreneur, Julia Wee Lee Hooi editor December 13, 2023

[PRESS RELEASE] Datukship Bestowed on Prestigious Local Entrepreneur, Julia Wee Lee Hooi

MELAKA, 26 August 2023 – Wee Lee Hooi (Julia), the Board of Director of a local Engineering company was honoured was awarded the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM) in conjunction with the 74th birthday of the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka, Tun Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam.

Julia stands as a beacon of progress and the epitome of female leadership, with the dedication, drive, and desire to empower others, marking her ascent to the top in both business and societal arenas.

Upon receiving this esteemed honor, Julia states, “I am deeply humbled and honored to be awarded the prestigious “Datuk” title. This recognition not only signifies the fruit of our collective efforts in promoting technology adoption in the industry but also serves as an inspiration to continue working towards a better and more advanced future.”


Avid Educator and Philanthropist

Julia has tirelessly dedicated her life and career to the areas of education and empowerment, resulting in a series of collaborations and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with prestigious institutions such as Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), and Fom Era Vocational Academy (Melaka), Asia Pacific University (APU), Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), and more. These partnerships aim to bridge the gap between industry and academia by introducing world class advanced Industry 4.0 enabling technologies.


Political and Societal Contributions

Remaining equally active in the political landscape, Julia is currently the Ketua Kewangan Wanita MCA National. She is also the Chairman of Malaysia Women Cyber Community, Chairman of Yayasan Wanita Malaysia, and Vice Chairman of the Malaysian Chinese Women Entrepreneurs Association (2018).


Business Acumen Par Excellence

Julia’s expertise lies in crafting strategic Business and Sales strategies with a proven track record of leading teams to achieve growth targets. An avid change advocate, Julia firmly maintains that change is the only constant. This progressive mindset has allowed her to spearhead the transformation of business models and venture into Industry 4.0 enablement successfully.


IME (Group of companies) is a local business established since 1980, that aspires to play a role in the growth of the local industry, by providing a platform for the industry and educational sector to collaborate, share, and close the knowledge and skill gap. Founded as a CNC service and repair centre, IME has now grown into the leading product design and manufacturing solution provider in Malaysia, with a vast clientele from local and multi-national corporations, government sectors and academia; IME has established strong presence locally and expanded business coverage to ASEAN.


IME is committed to delivering innovative solutions to the industry, offering a wide range of cutting-edge technologies such as CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM, ERP, Additive Manufacturing, AGV, CMM, Cobots, Palletizing system, OEE, and other Industry 4.0 enabling technologies. With a focus on supporting the local industry, IME’s solutions are designed to optimize productivity, enhance efficiency, and drive sustainable growth by leveraging the latest advancements in technology.

IME has been an avid contributor in the development of Industry 4.0 via The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Industry 4.0 Committee, and The Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee Member for National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (NCCIM).